More Security and Control with Wikispaces Private Label

Did you know that with Wikispaces Private Label you can force all your wikis to use SSL or prevent your users from changing their usernames?

Force All Wikis to Use SSL Encryption
SSL encryptionAs site administrator for your company’s Private Label site, you want to ensure that all of the content on your intranet is secure. You’ve set your site permissions to private and now you want to go that extra step and make sure that all traffic between your computers and our servers is encrypted. You can do this by forcing all wikis on your site to use SSL encryption.

To get started, you need to first enable SSL encryption on your site. You can do this by purchasing a wildcard SSL certificate. For more information, go to “Site Administration,” the “Settings” tab, and then “Advanced Tools,” or send us an e-mail. Once you have SSL set up, return to the “Advanced Tools” page and set “Force SSL” to “Yes.” All traffic between your site and our servers will then automatically be encrypted.

Prevent User Renames
user renamesAs the Private Label site administrator at your K-12 school, you want to easily manage your thousands of student accounts. This might mean maintaining usernames based on grade level and classroom, and preventing students from renaming their accounts.

You can do this by going to “Site Administration,” the “Settings” tab, and then “Users and Privacy.” Here you simply deselect “Allow User Account Renaming.” With this new setting, only administrators will be able to change usernames on the site.

Try out these features and let us know what you think. And if you ever have suggestions for other security or control features you’d like to see, please e-mail us at

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  1. Posted January 21, 2010 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    Hi Sarah,
    Just setting up my wiki and trying to figure out how to personalize the text in the page edit button. Could you give me a hand.

  2. Posted January 26, 2010 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Hi Ezra,

    You can personalize the text in your edit button using a little piece of javascript.

    First, you must make a new theme. Go to “Manage Wiki,” then “Look and Feel” and “Themes and Colors.” At the bottom of this page, find “Make a new theme.” Give your new theme a name, start from the theme you’d like to use, and click “Edit.”

    Once you are editing your theme, find the closing body tag: </ body>

    Right before this tag, add the following script:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    jQuery(document).ready(function() {
    jQuery('.WikiPageMenuEditButton').html('<span>My Edit Text</span>');

    Replace “My Edit Text” with the text you’d like to use. Save your new theme, and, from the Themes and Colors page, click “Apply” to use it.


  3. Posted February 2, 2010 at 2:58 am | Permalink

    Hello Sarah.
    I am willing to set up my wiki soon. Came across your post I am very glad that I can force all my wikis to use SSL. Now I can prevent my users from changing their usernames. I found it is very helpful.
    Thank you.

  4. Posted February 14, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Are the site secure in that no one, unless they have been invited and are logged in, can access?
    I am thinking of using this site for a school project, but in order to maintain security and confidentiality, I need to be sure that not just anyone can access the site.


  5. Debbie
    Posted February 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    Hi Linda,

    If the Private Label site is set to require sign in to access then yes, only people who have created accounts on the site will be able to access it.

    If you just need a single wiki for a school project you might want to consider our Plus plan. On a Plus plan you can create 1 wiki and set that wiki to Private. The Private Label plan is more for an entire school or district and allows you to create an unlimited number of wikis on 1 plan.

    Let us know if you have any further questions or need help creating a wiki at


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